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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Nov 15, 2006 5:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Got a Brenty Guilty Pleasure?

while the rest of the GD were more iconistic (zat a word?)
Brent was the head next door who wore his heart on his sleeve. I could relate to his faults and inner demons.
No "airs" about him. He was the best keyboardist the Dead ever had imo. I think his death broke Jerrys heart. Just a Little Light & Tons of Steel are my fav's of his.

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Nov 15, 2006 6:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Got a Brenty Guilty Pleasure?

No argument there. Simply the best keys I ever heard with them, particularly in improvisation. He knew when to fold and when to hold'em, when to follow and when to lead. Jerry was never the same after Brent went even though he rallied in '91 I think Welnick's lack of imagination killed the band's spirit but being the band they couldn't be pro-active. Hell, they couldn't even save Jerry, let alone can Vince which should have happened around '93.

There is so much sadness around these guys some times it astonishes me that so much beauty wsa created.

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Nov 15, 2006 2:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Got a Brenty Guilty Pleasure?

"There is so much sadness around these guys some times it astonishes me that so much beauty wsa created."

I think the overwhelming sadness was the genesis for all the love and happiness...
"Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile"

Just my 2 cents.

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Nov 15, 2006 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Got a Brenty Guilty Pleasure?

You got that right, Dogsinapile.

Great handle!

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